Image of Jesus found on naan bread at Southampton Indian restaurant

Daily Echo: The image of Jesus in a naan bread The image of Jesus in a naan bread

IT started out as a normal night out with friends – a curry and a few beers.

But one student got a shock when he sat down to tuck into his lamb rogan josh – and discovered the face of Jesus staring back at him.

Solent University student Darren Farrant was about to take a bite out of a naan bread when he noticed the image on the underside of the classic side dish.

The 19-year-old criminology student had been enjoying a curry with friends at Poppadom Express in Oxford Street when he spotted what he claims is an image of the son of God.

Darren said: “A few mates and I decided to go for a curry on Oxford Street.

“We sat down, ordered our curries and some naan breads to go with them.

“When it all arrived at the table, one of my mates picked up one of the naan breads and spotted something.

“There it was staring back at me – Jesus’ face in the naan.”

Darren, originally from East Sussex, added: “I once spotted Jesus’ face in the crinkles of my mum’s bed cover.

“It’s really weird, I can’t explain it.”

Darren saved the Jesus naan and put it in his freezer as soon as he got back to his home in Royal Crescent Road.

He said he and his friends might now put the naan bread up for auction online.

A Poppadom Express Spokesman said sightings of Jesus’ face in naan bread had been reported to them before.

He said: “Once there was a customer who phoned us to say he had seen Jesus in a naan but he couldn’t prove it.

“Now we have the proof.”

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9:56am Wed 11 Nov 09

stay local says...

Has some one offered this student a drugs test as they are clearly delusional or perhaps using criminal intent to defraud a member of the public by offering a small section of naan bread and claiming there is a face on it.

If they believe they can see an image of a fictional character of which there are no actual pictures then it is pretty hard to dismiss then except in this case where there is nothing to actually identify as facial features on the Naan bread.
Has some one offered this student a drugs test as they are clearly delusional or perhaps using criminal intent to defraud a member of the public by offering a small section of naan bread and claiming there is a face on it. If they believe they can see an image of a fictional character of which there are no actual pictures then it is pretty hard to dismiss then except in this case where there is nothing to actually identify as facial features on the Naan bread. stay local
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10:03am Wed 11 Nov 09

Big Mac says...

If you tikka a closer look it's clearly just a piece of naan bread.
'Who on earth' at the Echo considered it news worthy enough to poppodum it on here?
Curry on with your studies Darren, you've still got lots of work to do.
If you tikka a closer look it's clearly just a piece of naan bread. 'Who on earth' at the Echo considered it news worthy enough to poppodum it on here? Curry on with your studies Darren, you've still got lots of work to do. Big Mac
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10:26am Wed 11 Nov 09

Tevez888 says...

The crinkles of my Mothers bed...... concerned!
The crinkles of my Mothers bed...... concerned! Tevez888
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10:36am Wed 11 Nov 09

Swalk says...

I can see a fish, where's Jesus?
I can see a fish, where's Jesus? Swalk
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10:37am Wed 11 Nov 09

Andy Locks Heath says...

Well that's good enough for me. I'm now a born again christian.
Well that's good enough for me. I'm now a born again christian. Andy Locks Heath
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10:40am Wed 11 Nov 09

Fred Fluoride says...

It may have started as a normal night out... but it must have turned into a VERY good one
It may have started as a normal night out... but it must have turned into a VERY good one Fred Fluoride
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10:48am Wed 11 Nov 09

hulla baloo says...

looks more like an unborn baby.
looks more like an unborn baby. hulla baloo
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10:59am Wed 11 Nov 09

Get it right says...

Look at which establishment he is studying and all is explained...
Look at which establishment he is studying and all is explained... Get it right
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11:26am Wed 11 Nov 09

Jammy Donut says...

Does Darren wear pink nail varnish ?
Does Darren wear pink nail varnish ? Jammy Donut
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11:27am Wed 11 Nov 09

Andy Locks Heath says...

Shortly afterwards I lifted my cat's tail and saw an image of Michael Winner. No loving God could do that a poor defenceless animal so I have remounced my faith again.
Shortly afterwards I lifted my cat's tail and saw an image of Michael Winner. No loving God could do that a poor defenceless animal so I have remounced my faith again. Andy Locks Heath
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11:31am Wed 11 Nov 09

King Mush says...

It's a non-story turned into a story. Happens all the time. I note that the guy is studying criminology - this article is a criminal waste of space.

It's bad enough with the loony religious freaks who 'see' images of their fictional idols in all manner of food, rocks, shadows and it's been going on for centuries.


Maybe its just a slow news day?
It's a non-story turned into a story. Happens all the time. I note that the guy is studying criminology - this article is a criminal waste of space. It's bad enough with the loony religious freaks who 'see' images of their fictional idols in all manner of food, rocks, shadows and it's been going on for centuries. Maybe its just a slow news day? King Mush
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12:01pm Wed 11 Nov 09

JodieFB says...

I'm actually one of the 6 and the guy holding the naan is not Darren, its Stan...he found it...which is what Darren told the reporter. To be honest its just a bit of fun...calm down!!
I'm actually one of the 6 and the guy holding the naan is not Darren, its Stan...he found it...which is what Darren told the reporter. To be honest its just a bit of fun...calm down!! JodieFB
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12:42pm Wed 11 Nov 09

Ken Hutchinson says...

Looks more like Richard Reid(aka the Shoe Bomber) or Socrates - the Brazilian Footballer not the Philosopher.
I thought it best to compare to individuals whose exploits can be attested to...
Looks more like Richard Reid(aka the Shoe Bomber) or Socrates - the Brazilian Footballer not the Philosopher. I thought it best to compare to individuals whose exploits can be attested to... Ken Hutchinson
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12:46pm Wed 11 Nov 09

King Mush says...

JodieFB wrote:
I'm actually one of the 6 and the guy holding the naan is not Darren, its Stan...he found it...which is what Darren told the reporter. To be honest its just a bit of fun...calm down!!
lol So I guess he will be forever known as Stan the Naan! Come on you students - get some work done instead of boozing and stuffing yourselves with junk food or placing traffic cones on tops of cars as you all shout your way through the Polygon area at all hourse of the night.




Bleary-eyed zombies crawling into the morning lectures
[quote][p][bold]JodieFB[/bold] wrote: I'm actually one of the 6 and the guy holding the naan is not Darren, its Stan...he found it...which is what Darren told the reporter. To be honest its just a bit of fun...calm down!![/p][/quote]lol So I guess he will be forever known as Stan the Naan! Come on you students - get some work done instead of boozing and stuffing yourselves with junk food or placing traffic cones on tops of cars as you all shout your way through the Polygon area at all hourse of the night. Bleary-eyed zombies crawling into the morning lectures King Mush
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1:24pm Wed 11 Nov 09

nigel1 says...

This may sound strange but we went to the Isle of Wight for half-term and one morning my wife made pancakes for the kids and the first one was a bit of a disaster ... it was burnt round the edges and an odd shape - but the shape was IDENTICAL to the shape of the Isle of Wight. We took a picture of it next to a map of the island and it's exactly the same shape. Most bizarre.
This may sound strange but we went to the Isle of Wight for half-term and one morning my wife made pancakes for the kids and the first one was a bit of a disaster ... it was burnt round the edges and an odd shape - but the shape was IDENTICAL to the shape of the Isle of Wight. We took a picture of it next to a map of the island and it's exactly the same shape. Most bizarre. nigel1
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2:28pm Wed 11 Nov 09

BerryMan says...

I saw Father Christmas in my cheerios this morning, its a sign i tell you, HE IS COMING.
I saw Father Christmas in my cheerios this morning, its a sign i tell you, HE IS COMING. BerryMan
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2:51pm Wed 11 Nov 09

Condor Man says...

was it a recreation of the last supper?
was it a recreation of the last supper? Condor Man
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2:54pm Wed 11 Nov 09

Miles Way says...

I've got a pumpkin growing that looks just like Wayne Rooney.
I've got a pumpkin growing that looks just like Wayne Rooney. Miles Way
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3:23pm Wed 11 Nov 09

E-M27 says...

Was it a magic mushroom curry
Was it a magic mushroom curry E-M27
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3:24pm Wed 11 Nov 09

Saintbob says...

I would of just eaten it
I would of just eaten it Saintbob
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3:35pm Wed 11 Nov 09

bournski says...

but jesus was black
but jesus was black bournski
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3:40pm Wed 11 Nov 09

nbastar says...

I've looked at this picture of the naan bread a few times now trying to workout whether there is an image of jesus in it, and to be honest I think this student was on drugs at the time to see a image of the holy one on naan bread. What a load of rubbish, and another pointless story that the daily echo have published.
I've looked at this picture of the naan bread a few times now trying to workout whether there is an image of jesus in it, and to be honest I think this student was on drugs at the time to see a image of the holy one on naan bread. What a load of rubbish, and another pointless story that the daily echo have published. nbastar
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4:21pm Wed 11 Nov 09

Tevez888 says...

As nobody has picked up on the earlier comment, He goes on to say "I once saw Jesus in the crinkles of my Mothers bed".... is nobody concerned by this comment?

I once had a McCoys crisp that looked like a side on view of Jimmy Hill, but I did not think "Wow, I must ring the paper"

How much did this young man waste by not eating the Naan? £2.99? More money than sense, I tell you.
As nobody has picked up on the earlier comment, He goes on to say "I once saw Jesus in the crinkles of my Mothers bed".... is nobody concerned by this comment? I once had a McCoys crisp that looked like a side on view of Jimmy Hill, but I did not think "Wow, I must ring the paper" How much did this young man waste by not eating the Naan? £2.99? More money than sense, I tell you. Tevez888
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5:08pm Wed 11 Nov 09

King Mush says...

I once had a McCoys crisp that looked like a side on view of Jimmy Hill, but I did not think "Wow, I must ring the paper"


lol I've never seen a crisp with a beard on it!!!
I once had a McCoys crisp that looked like a side on view of Jimmy Hill, but I did not think "Wow, I must ring the paper" lol I've never seen a crisp with a beard on it!!! King Mush
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8:37pm Wed 11 Nov 09

StEmmosfire says...

What a complete waste of internet space publishing this rubbish. There are plenty of more important stories you could of researched into.
What a complete waste of internet space publishing this rubbish. There are plenty of more important stories you could of researched into. StEmmosfire
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10:17pm Wed 11 Nov 09

Captain Swing says...

I'd say it looks more like Robbie Coltraine's Hagrid, from the Harry Potter films.
I'd say it looks more like Robbie Coltraine's Hagrid, from the Harry Potter films. Captain Swing
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